Avenue Plaza Hotel one of the Best Brands in Travel and Tourism

THE AVENUE PLAZA HOTEL today announced that it has been has been nominated in Cebu Pacific Smile Magazine’s SMILE AWARDS 2012 as best hotel for a stress-free business trip. Of the 8 hotels nominated in the category, Avenue Plaza Hotel is the lone hotel outside Metro Manila and Cebu that made it to the list. “We are awed and thrilled and very thankful for the generous appreciation of our service by our guests during their stay or event here had made the nomination possible.” said Mr. Allan Cu, President and General Manager of the family owned hotel. “Wow, it just gets more exciting!”

“The Smile 2012 Awards are designed to recognize excellence in products and services that keep to the spirit of Smile and Cebu Pacific Airlines: fun, family-oriented and great value for money,” said Tara FT Sering, Editor of Smile. In May this year, Smile Magazine was cited by CNNGo as one of the world’s top 12 inflight magazines.

Just recently, Avenue Plaza Hotel also received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor.“We recognized the power of social media in communicating with our customers and engaging them into conversations so we’re updated with their changing needs. And for a Bicolano brand to be recognized along with big chains of hotels is such a great honor.” said Apple Allison Perez, Brand Manager of the hotel. “We bring The Avenue closer to them through our strong online presence in TripAdvisor and social networking sites like Facebook.” Since The Avenue Plaza Hotel activated its property and management center in TripAdvisor in 2011, they’ve been awarded this prestigious Certificate of Excellence Award for the second time.

“We promise the experience of the good life to every guest of the hotel, and we pull out all stops to ensure that you do. Nominated or not, we welcome our guests and pamper them with heartfelt service that we carry out with honor and that level of high. That’s our promise, and we deliver on our promise!” said President & General Manager Mr. Cu. “It’s really fun at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, and it’s gonna be more fun if you’ll VOTE for us as SMILE AWARDS 2012’s best hotel for a stress-free business trip!”

Readers get the chance to vote for their favorite brands in an online poll that will run on the Smile Facebook page from the 1st to the 31th of August 2012. You can also visit the Avenue Plaza Hotel Facebook Page for latest promos and events.